SEA Currents: s288
October 01, 2019
Tonga, here we come!
Tomorrow morning we will arrive in Vava’u, Tonga! In preparation for our arrival, today was field day. We spent our allotted class time today cleaning the entire ship. Dividing the chores up between watches, we conquered the task in 2 full hours.
September 30, 2019
Last night was my first dawn watch; C watch was on from 0100 to 0700 after B watch took us through the international date line. To the Robert C. Seamans, September 29th never existed. When keeping watch overnight, the seas and the skies are dark, illuminated only by the stars, the moon, and the red lights on board our ship
September 28, 2019
La Elua! (2nd Day at Sea!)
After four nights on ship, and three spectacular days of learning in American Samoa, yesterday we set sail from Pago Pago Harbor. Though as individuals we had all awaited this moment by means of our own personal pilina, or relationship, with the dream of the voyage≈the visceral elation beamed from every face, connecting us all.
September 26, 2019
Enjoy Your Land-Legs While You Still Can
Looking back on today, and actually every day since arriving at Woods Hole, much has been accomplished, learned, and drilled into our brains since wake-up at 7am. For some it’s a refresher on how to sail and life on a boat, and to others, such as myself, it’s completely foreign. Regardless, we are all dying to untie her and let the wind carry us to Tonga.
September 25, 2019
Transporting Our Sense of Place
We have officially spent a few days living aboard the Robert C. Seamans and it seems that we’re beginning to feel more comfortable calling it our home. On shore, during classes with Emily, we talked a great deal about sense of place.
September 25, 2019
Welcome to American Samoa
Welcome to American Samoa and the Robert C. Seamans, Class of S-288!
Late last night, one of the two weekly flights from Hawai’I to American Samoa arrived at the Pago Pago airport with 26 special visitors: the SEA Semester class of S288.
August 26, 2019
S-288: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Sustainability
The students of SEA Semester Class S-288 join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in American Samoa on Sept. 23 for an epic research voyage ending in Auckland, New Zealand on Nov. 7th, after stops in Tonga and Fiji.